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Fwd: HTTP 1.1 question on "#rule" example

From: Jim Gettys <jg@pa.dec.com>
Date: Mon, 6 Jul 1998 13:49:03 -0700
Message-Id: <9807062049.AA15263@pachyderm.pa.dec.com>
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			- Jim

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In the definition of "#rule", draft-ietf-http-v11-spec-rev-03 states:
    
  This makes the usual form of lists very easy; a rule such as
  "( *LWS element *( *LWS "," *LWS element )) " can be shown as
  "1#element".
    
I'm confused by the presence of the outer set of parentheses in the
former but not the latter rule.  Wouldn't it be clearer to rewrite it as
"( 1#element )"?

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>than as metasyntactic characters.  Instead, only the inner quotes
>(around the comma) designate literal text.  Perhaps you could rewrite
>this with the two rules displayed on separate lines and not surrounded
>by outer quotes:

Yes, or just use single-quote marks on the outside.

....Roy
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